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Donna Balancia

Beverly Hills, Calif.
Content Editor and Producer — Freelance

Award-winning website covering music in the Golden State. Awarded Best Action Photos, Best Photo Essays, Best Blog

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Donna Balancia is an award-winning content editor and producer who works with entertainment, science and technology brands. Donna is a contributing media branding consultant with major news organizations in Los Angeles and New York City and is the producer of award-winning leisure and media pro...

What was your first job as a journalist?


Have you ever used a typewriter?

Once or twice

How is social media changing news?

Social media is enabling a new voice for people who previously had none, particularly in countries other than the U.S.

National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards

Best Action Photo, Best Photo Essay
Donna's action photos won first place and third place in the Best Action Photo category of the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. Donna's online music publication, (Suzanne Witkin photos) won for Best Photo Essay.

Los Angeles Press Club Award

2015 - Best Individual Blog, Photo Essay, Celebrity Feature
California Rocker was nominated for three awards in the 2015 National Arts and Entertainment Awards presented by the Los Angeles Press Club. California Rocker was honored with a Best Individual Blog third place in the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards of the LA Press Club. California Rocker's multimedia Coverage of "The New Basement Tapes: One Night Only" concert was selected as a representative piece for the award. California Rocker contributing photographer, Heather Harris, won Best Photo Essay second place for her work on James Williamson Produces A-List Concert. Her photographs won in a category that was brand new this year.